Thursday, 5 December 2013
wow what a week.
It might be the copious painkillers talking but boyyyy do I feel thankful this week. I was lucky enough to spend the weekend in Bristol for my best friends birthday. Not only did I get to see my lovely wifey, her dashing and loveable boyfriend WHO TOOK THIS AMAZING PHOTO! I also got to meet a lot of new and wonderful people who made me smile all weekend. I hope I was on good form and didn't embarrass my wifey too much because I don't remember the last time I felt so happy.. Now the painkillers, took a nasty fall on Sunday morning, my knee dislocated and I spent this morning at the fracture clinic trying to get it sorted.
being the first to give wifey her birthday presents
mr armstrong for carrying me up endless stairs when I hurt my knee
a video of 'an independent maaaaaan'
solpadol and naproxen my new buddies
nicolas cage losing the plot here
bristol.. loved every minute
On top of spending most of this week lying with my leg up in the air.. get your minds out of the gutter.. torn cruciate ligament, potential fracture, bone fragments, internal bleeding and likely surgery! I managed to leave my camera all the way in bristol which is very much irritating so prepare to see a lot less of me until I can get it back!
How has everyone else's week been?
love lisette xoxo
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
re-spect-able.. see what I did there..
This time last year I wrote a post when I got my first pair of fancy glasses. Now that I work I wear my glasses pretty much all day every day I started to get a little bit tired of my old specs. The frames were too thick and heavy for my pea head which made my eyes look all tiny. I have my contact lenses with boots opticians, but what I didn't realise was that this meant I could get 50% off frames as well. I really loved some givency frames but they just kept sliding of my stupidly small face. I've had a few people ask me about these glasses so I thought I would put the details here for y'all! They are by a brand called Lozza. Just thought I'd spread the word about the discount in case you didn't know because its a hella lotta money and I didn't have a clue.. so it's good to know.
love lisette xoxo
standard goofing around and meercatting
Thursday, 28 November 2013
..this is what happens after a long day in the office
hello my lovelies. This is a very special thankful thursday because by jove.. it's thanksgiving! I feel like I want to adopt this little holiday because, unlike valentines day or mothers/fathers day (which are pointless because you should love and appreciate them every day!), I feel like this is a holiday that everyone would benefit from. I'm not talking about the story behind the holiday but rather the concept of the holiday. We live in an age where we take so much for granted, it is easy to forget in our world of plenty that we are sodding lucky. Lucky to have the opportunities we have, our health and the people we have in our lives. I asked my family to write down 5 things they have been thankful for this year and I have decided to do the same.
my friends: there are only a handful I can call dear, but these are the people who are there for me regardless of my quirks and love me just the way I am.. mr darcy style. This year I have lost a love and a friend and if it wasn't for these amazing people I would be in bits. Love you guys.
my degree: not just the piece of paper, whilst that is nice to have under the belt, it is my time at university and everything I experienced there that I look back on with happy heart. When people say it's the best time of your life they are not wrong. It was an amazing experience.
my family: I feel really lucky to know my parents as adults. Sounds weird but before you leave home they see you as a child. Now that I have finished university and I'm a 'grown up', our relationship is very different, they are like my best friends rather than just my parents.
my health: I'm not the most health conscious person but I feel really lucky to be alive. Surprisingly it isn't just laura who made me feel like this. My dad has a friend with a daughter my age and in October she had her second heart attack, completely out of the blue, no medical reason. So when you have the sniffles this winter.. just be thankful that it's nothing more than the sniffles.
this place.. It's not just the blog, it's everything that came with it. Since I started writing regular blog posts back in february I have met some incredible, genuine and lovely people. I never ever feel alone because after 22 years I have finally met some kindred spirits. Thank you so much.
In the spirit of being thankful this is a campaign well worth a look. The gratitude campaign is run by the University of South Carolina and promotes positive thinking as a way of dealing with bad aspects of life.
love lisette xoxo
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
I came across the dune loafers few months ago and just fell in love with them (but not the price tag!), this combined with my love for the céline collaboration with vans and h&m bringing out some black pony skin mittens (I couldn't find them online anywhere). I'm hooked. When I love something, I love it big, I mean adoration isn't an emotion which should be half hearted.. pun intended. I realised pretty swiftly that it isn't that easy to track down pony skin-esque items, my search was invariably focused on shoes and bags, if you couldn't tell, but I thought I would share some of my finds with you.
love lisette xoxo
p.s. number 1 has already arrived.. next day delivery order before 10pm and are super comfy!